Where will this take me?
Connection to industry
The course is strongly connected to the major examination providers: the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB), Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) and Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority for music curriculum (VCAA). Guest presenters from these areas regularly visit campus to share the latest knowledge and developments with students.
The course also values the importance of music advocacy in schools and studios, and works closely with key professional associations, such as Australian Society for Music Education (ASME), and Association of Music Educators Victoria (AMUSE) while also engaging a range of organisations such as the Melbourne Youth Orchestra (MYO) who work closely with Conservatorium staff.
Importantly, many of the teaching staff in the course are currently involved in collaboration and leadership across a range of international and national music associations, which ensures that students in the program are always aware of key research and initiatives.
Successful completion of the Instrumental stream of the Master of Music (Performance Teaching) provides an agreed credit towards the University of Melbourne’s Masters of Teaching (Secondary), providing a pathway to VIT accreditation. The remaining credit for the Master of Teaching can be completed in one year full-time, or two years part-time.
This course also offers a pathway into the PhD after completing the Professional Research Project elective.